for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, mixed chorus, and orchestra
This spirited and attractive work is a setting of the Latin version of Psalm 148, one of the most celebrated and joyful hymns of praise to the Lord of heaven. Conjuring a rich tapestry of sonorities and textures, Andrew Carter has created a highly tuneful work in eight well-contrasted movements full of joy and vivid in colour. Laudate Dominum is original and approachable - suitable for all choral societies.
Full scores and orchestral material are available on hire.
Andrew Carter was born in 1939 into a Leicestershire family of tower and handbell ringers. Following a music degree at the University of Leeds, he joined York Minster Choir, and was subsequently Director of Music at the Bar Convent Grammar School, where he achieved his first successes as a choir trainer. His wealth of experience of directing both mixed-voice and upper-voice choirs has given him a deep understanding of the voice, expressed by a lyricism and sense of drama underpinned by distinctive, often bitter-sweet harmonies. His vast collection of anthems and Christmas carols, together with a substantial number of large-scale choral works, have earned him a reputation as one of Britain's most respected contemporary choral composers.
Laudate Dominum ; Sol et luna ; Quia ipse dixit ; Laudate Dominum de terra ; Dracones et omnes abyssi ; Montes et colles ; Juvenes et virgines ; Confessio